The '''National Rifle Association of America''' ('''NRA''') is an American nonprofit organization
that advocates for Gun politics in the United States|gun rights
.More ''gun rights'' sources:
Founded in 1871, the group has informed its members about firearm-related bills since 1934, and it has directly lobbying|lobbied
for and against legislation since 1975. It also claims to be the oldest continuously operating Civil and political rights|civil rights
organization in the United States.
Founded to advance rifle marksmanship
, the modern NRA continues to teach firearm competency and firearm safety|safety
. It instructs civilians and law enforcement, youths and adults, in various programs. The organization also publishes several magazines and sponsors competitive marksmanship events. Membership surpassed 5 million in May 2013.
Observers and lawmakers see the NRA as one of the top three most influential Advocacy group|lobbying...